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Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi

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#1 of 389 in Nature in Indonesia
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Adventure up an active (but quiet) volcano to see Ijen Crater. Take in the volcanic landscape as part of a tour, or travel independently in a rented jeep. The sulfur lake represents the main attraction of the otherworldly scenery, with its turquoise color and steam plumes. A spot for hikers to aim for, the crater attracts walkers, geologists, and photographers from all over the world who are drawn to the sheer topography of the environment and the mysterious aesthetics of its primary feature. Arrange to visit Ijen Crater and other attractions in Banyuwangi using our Banyuwangi vacation route planner.
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  • Choose the "Blue fire" option (which also means wake up at 1 in the morning '...): guaranteed hallucinations!
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  • 05 h 30 we started with the 2 hour ascent. The 1000 meters were not necessarily the easiest but yes that amount of time. The Outlook was not quite as spectacular as in the brochure because we had some dense fog. The trip was worth it in any case.
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  • Quite simply stunning. We didn't want to do the blue flame at night with the scramble over screed in the dark, at 60 something we decided on a later daylight start. And quite easy it was. From the car...  more »

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A number of accommodations in Banyuwangi cluster in the heart of town as well as close to the nearby national parks. Plenty of clean, basic rooms serve as a budget-friendly jumping-off point for outdoor adventures. In the midrange, good value hotels offer air-conditioning and television. Beware that you will likely encounter touts looking to take you to their preferred destination, and it's up to you whether you want to play along.
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